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Super-fast broadband network to launch in Lancs by 2014

Monday, January 31st 2011
The county council has said the network will help to ensure economic recovery.
Super-fast broadband network to launch in Lancs by 2014
A super-fast broadband network will be rolled out across Lancashire by 2014 under new plans from the county council.

The infrastructure, which will be open to all communications and service providers, is designed to encourage economic recovery and growth in the area, the local authority explained.

Once the work is complete, the body said Lancashire will be among the leading councils in the UK in terms of access to faster broadband.

The proposals have already been approved by the leader of the council and will be confirmed in a report to the cabinet, which will be made on Thursday (February 3rd 2011).

Chief executive Phil Halsall said: "This is about establishing a new business generation in Lancashire.

"With the right infrastructure, we can unlock the potential in the county's economy for the benefit of the people we serve."

Five towns in the north-west are to be included in BT's next round of fibre optic broadband improvements, but none of them are located in Lancashire. 

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